MOCA iOS SDK 1.2 Released

MOCA iOS SDK v.1.2

We are pleased to announce that we have just published the latest version of the MOCA iOS SDK.

Here is the Change-log:

Features:

  • SDK now supports iOS 6 (Analytics only) and iOS 7+ (Analytics and Proximity)
  • Weak binding for iOS 6 is now supported
  • You may know determine if proximity service is available by calling [MOCAProximityService isProximitySupported]
  • Proximity actions are now delivered in foreground mode and converted to local push notifications in background mode.

Bug fixes and improvements:

  • Various proximity engine fixes.
  • Zone/Place enter range bug fix.
  • Re-execute open url action bug fix.
  • Number of performance optimizations
  • CLBeacon CLProximity state change bug fix
  • AFNetworking symbol conflicts removed. You may now use AFNetworking module in your app.

SDK is available on GitHub.

#WWDC14, Bluetooth technologies gain relevance in both OS X Yosemite and iOS 8

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After a more in-depth analysis of the iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite new features shown last monday during the WWDC14 conference, we have noticed there is a common denominator in several of their new technologies. Here we go:

AirPlay to AppleTV

Apple introduced with iOS 7 a pretty useful feature for iPhone users that allows them to setup an AppleTV using iPhone settings with only a touch (no actual touch is required). This works by using the bluetooth signals for detecting the approximate distance from one to the other, so they can exchange the necessary information for the setup.
Apple extends this functionality even further in iOS 8 by using the combination of “bluetooth signals for discovering, Wi-Fi ad-hoc network (p2p) to transmit data”, providing iOS devices with the ability to transmit over AirPlay without the need of being under the same Wi-Fi network.